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BMW Launches Another Limited Production car in Japan, an ActiveHybrid 7

BMW and its limited production models for Japan seem to be a regular thing these days. The Germans are releasing all sorts of ‘special’ cars for the Japanese market and their most recent work is an ActiveHybrid 7 model, probably the least popular version of the 7 Series range.
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The ‘Individual Edition’ will be built in only 20 cars and will have a starting price of JPY13,100,000 that translates into roughly $119,000 or €95,500 at today’s rates.

So, what’s so special about these cars? Well, basically nothing really, as all the options you get on it can be had separately on a random 7 Series. The 20 cars can be ordered only in Mineral White or Citrine Black (part of the Individual paint range) while all model will be fitted special with 20-inch alloys.

Inside, the choices are limited as well. Two full Merino leather interiors can be had allowing you to choose between Caramel or Platinum shades. The Individual touch inside is limited to the walnut satin wood or piano black trims that can be fitted on the dash and door panels.

Alcantara roof lining, custom door sill plates, a wood-trimmed steering wheel and ceramic coatings around the control knobs (including the iDrive controller) are included.

As we said, all of these options can be had separately on every 7 Series model so you don’t have to necessarily get the ActiveHybrid version if you like this combination.

That’s because the AH7 doesn’t impress at all with its specs. It uses a trademark inline 6-cylinder petrol engine that’s turbocharged to make 320 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. At the same time, for the hybrid part there’s an electric motor working at all times, making 55 HP and 210 Nm of torque.

However, the two combined offer just 354 HP in total for your usage because of the old technology. The worst part is that you cannot use it in pure EV mode which basically makes the whole concept of such a car rather redundant. Furthermore, the electric engine doesn't help out a lot in making it more fuel efficient, a 730d model being basically better in every way.

 
 
 
 
 

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